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In glaciology, the temperature, often well below 0 °C, at which ice under pressure will melt. In basal ice, flow at the pressure melting point is partly from basal sliding and partly from shear deformation (Zwally et al. (2002) Science 297). Warm glaciers have bases at or above the pressure melting point of their ice.

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